JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ORATORICAL SIGHTS & SOUNDS YOUTH FESTIVAL
Contact: Antigone Campobasso or Fr. Tom at 708-974-3400
Participation open to: Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade.
NEXT Festival Date: November 2013
Meetings are held: The organizing committee meets in the
Fall/Winter, dates and times to be announced, and are held at church.
Purpose: Allows young people to express their faith,
talents and God-given gifts through speeches, essays, poetry and
iconography as well as drama, music through instruments and singing,
art, photography and craftwork according the guidelines indicated in the
Activities: "Sights & Sounds" Weekend is
held in November. Winners are honored the following spring on
FOLK DANCE INSTRUCTION
Contact: Fr. Tom at 708-974-3400
Participation open to: All youth of our Parish -
Those interested please contact Fr. Tom
Thano Davelis, Katrina Maglaris, Eftihia Davelis
Practice Times: Mondays 4:30 / 6:15 pm
Purpose: To promote and teach cultural awareness through
Greek folk dancing.
Activities: Dancing for church and school programs.
THE ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL
Contact: Mark Dinos, George Georgacopoulos
or Jim Stavrou
Participation open to: All parishioners.
Meetings are held: Beginning in the Spring as deemed
Purpose: Sponsored by the Parish Council, the annual Greek
Festival is the Church's major fund raiser. Bringing the community
together to help raise funds to sustain the fiscal needs of the parish
and to introduce the surrounding neighborhood community to Sts.
Constantine and Helen Church are the main objectives.
Activities: The Greek Festival offers the community
delicious Greek foods and pastries, Church tours, a drawing with great
prizes, an "Agora" to purchase merchandise, Greek music and dancing,
plus amusement rides and games. The entire parish community is relied on
heavily to prepare, work and participate in the festival activities. The
fellowship and resulting friendships are a wonderful extra benefit of
working on this good cause.